Google Japan addresses Street View

Some of you may remember this video I posted from Google Japan, which they used to premier Chrome, their web browser.  Now, Google Japan has released a video in response to the uproar that happened nearly 9 months after they debuted its Google Maps with Street View service.  The people of Japan were upset that the height of the Street View camera allowed a clear view over the fence of residential homes and for the Japanese who are intensely private, this was a huge problem. Google Japan agreed to re-shoot all of Street View data it had captured and would lower the height of the Street View car’s camera pole .

In a typical Google Japan way, the cute stop motion video shows the steps they have taken to protect everyone’s privacy such as blurring the private data on car license plates, people’s faces and private information on mailboxes.